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to pass laws and the supreme court can decide whether to throw them out or not. ?o you know what that statement is exactly the problem. [applause] that statement is reminiscent of nancy pelosi when she was asked what is the constitutional basis of obamacare and her answer was, are you serious? lot ofre a whole politicians, democrats and republicans, in washington who have not looked at the constitution in a long, long time. let me answer speaker pelosi. yes, we are serious. [cheers and applause] the second amendment provides for the rights of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. [cheers and applause] of shall not be infringed did they not understand? it does not just end with the second amendment. the first amendment is a big target in congress. foraside their love regulating campaign speech because it seems every campaign elected official hates when the people dare criticize. is st. patrick's day. my irish mother recently reminded me that it is more than thettle ironic that national party that was the first national party to nominate the first two major party
with the most naive notion that the bad guys, who ignore the laws, will all the sudden followed new laws. it is not about the bad guys. it is all about the lead. that shot of metal did the crime. thehat chunk of metal did crime. background checks to learn about a person's intentions? the idea should have started with yours. [applause] it is great to be back at cpac. it feels like coming home even though it is only my second time here. those liberalstop media folks to write their annual conservative stories. how many of you guys are here? raise your hands. be proud. allowed,ced -- you are we are used to it. used tore loud, we are it. we would never dream of making you wait outside. we can come here for an adult conversation about the future of our country and heaven knows we need this. so much of what passes for natural conversation these days is anything but. obama?er no-drama- obama.'s all-drama- we do not have leadership coming out of washington, we have reality television. [applause] except it is really bad reality tv and the american people tune out a long time ago. entertainment tv
to understand that we need to protect intellectual property rights. there is contract law, which are bill speaks to, that can convey and give consumers lots of options in freedom here. let us make sure we are not undermining intellectual property rights. ,> i agree with my colleagues and also affordability is a factor. environmental factors -- if you have got to make all of these changes every time you have an option to change providers. that is not good for the environment, too. all of those things go into play. thank you for introducing that. >> i agree, i would be happy to help through the fcc or through the updating the digital millennium copyright act. the most stunning thing is to find out about the great power of the librarian of congress. >> i thought the same thing. as you referenced, senator and i thinkbill, it is a different approach. i do think it is important for this committee with its jurisdiction over telecommunications to be involved in this decision. that is one of the reasons we introduced the bill this way. ,> contract law in my view rather than criminal or copyright, should
a period of time. it is unfortunate, because i'm a retired law enforcement officer from california, and i remember the rules in very strict and clear. i almost got fired early in my career for taking what was considered a gratuity. i know what that feels like. we have a system that is so corrupt. i really believe that we have waited too long to try to fix things, even though i still keep fighting for it, i just believe one of these days we're going to implode. it is the way it was supposed to be. sometimes you get to except that you're going to lose. what you think about that? guest: there is an expression that rattles around my head that simply goes on -- in a dark time, the eye begins to see. i think this is a dark time for democracy because of money. is not so dark that cannot be reversed or changed. the was a politician that went to south africa in 1966, was startled by apartheid. he could have been very cynical, but he said, what nobody beats so contorted be so discouraged by the belief that there is little one man or woman can do against evils of the world. each of us can work to ch
technologies,e, and laws have progressed since 1776, it is now, more than ever, imperative that we continue to protect and on the lessons of -- protectg fathers and honor the lessons of our founding fathers. i believe that less government equates to more freedom, and it -- only the greatest amount of freedom can be achieved with the smallest amount of government. i am confident that our founding fathers had it right when they left a large share of the power to the state and to us, the people, but still allowed for us to be a strong and united country. i am conservative because i believe in the free market. i believe that the free market better allocates resources than the government could ever hope to do. [applause] it is not a coincidence that free markets produce more economic growth, spur more jobs, and create higher standards of living than those systems burdened by overarching government regulations. [applause] am conservative because i believe lower taxes create more incentives for people to work, save, invest, and engage in this economy. [applause] tax policies should not be used as
trade, property rights, rule of law and american entrepreneurship. you build that. [applause] you, and your values and your american free enterprise system have pulled more people out of poverty than any other idea or system in the history of the world. that is a profoundly moral thing to do. if we walk away from the free enterprise system, the world .ill follow and people will die that is the consequence of what we face today. it is not a question of how rich we are. it is a question of how people will live around the world. how do we turn this discussion around? how do we do it with ideas? how do we run those ideas to you as the patriots? there is research on this. from psychologists at new york university. what they say is that americans have to universal moral values that they act upon. what are they? number one, fairness matters. i know it makes you sick to think of that word. the truth of the matter is, everybody demands fairness. number two, we all demand a system that helps the vulnerable. everybody believes it is right to help the marble. in other words, if you want to be
to the federal law that says you must be financially able to take care of yourself before you come into this country. of then there is the matter national security issues. obama says he wants to have a zero-nuclear-world. i know some of you have those bumper strips on your cars that say, "when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns." if nuclear weapons are outlawed only terrorists will have nukes. [applause] and we need an absolutely have to have the anti-missile system ronald reagan stood for and we know is so important to the defense of our country. some of your challenges. we need your help to take back the republican party for the grass roots and for the kind of candidates we want to nominate instead of the ones who follow all the dictates and orders of the establishment. we need a choice, not an echo. rove echo.nt a karl we want the grassroots to be kind ofpick -- the candidates sarah palin was backing. those of the kind of candidates want because they believe in america and do not take their orders from somebody later. ronald reagan proved that the way to victory was t
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